Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE)

If you’re ready to kick off your sporting career, ACPE is the place to be. Our undergraduate degrees in sport, dance, health, business and physical education will help you build the necessary foundational skills to excel in your career, whether you’re a school graduate or making a career change later in life.

Explore your study options

As an Institute of Higher Education, we’re proud to offer our students a host of physical education courses to choose from. Our dedicated staff at ACPE are here to support you through your learning journey to help you achieve to the best of your ability. Our sports education courses include:

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Sport Business

Turn your sports obsession into a career by working with some of the greatest in the sports industry. You’ll have the ideal balance between knowledge and practical experience. Whether you want to pursue a career in sports management or business in sport, getting an education for sports can set you on the right path to success.

Explore Sport Business courses

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We have various health courses to choose from. Study a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Exercise to build your knowledge of physiotherapy and physiology, take up Fitness to learn health awareness or enrol in Dance to tap into your potential in our state-of-the-art studios. Alternatively, you can pursue a career in health promotion or study a blend of fitness, sports science and movement.

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If you’re an active member of your school community’s extracurricular dance groups, why not turn your love for movement and artistic expression into a fulfilling career? Our exciting selection of dance education courses will give you the tools to thrive in dance. From technique to choreography and instruction, you could become a future leader in the dance industry.

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Sports Coaching

Get to know the ins and outs of managing a team through learning strength and conditioning, how to coach inclusively, how to identify talent in players and find out more about the performance analysis and research that go into coaching.

Explore Sports Coaching courses

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Pick from several football courses where you will learn all the key football codes and different types of football, receive opportunities to practise as a coach and hone your management and leadership skills.

Explore Football courses

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At ACPE, we firmly believe physical education does not just stop at exercise and sports. Rather, it’s a holistic approach to physical development that will equip you with the necessary skills to succeed as a confident, classroom-ready teacher in sports education.

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Popular courses

Whether on the field or behind the scenes, our courses will fuel your passion and provide you with opportunities within all walks of the sports industry. Further your sports education with physiotherapy or exercise physiology with our Bachelor of Health Science (Exercise), share your passion for dance with future students by studying to be a dance teacher with our Bachelor of Dance Education or pursue a management or governance role in the sports industry with our Postgraduate: Graduate Diploma of Sport Management.

Check out our most popular courses, or view all courses here. We offer CRICOS accredited courses across sport business, sport coaching, health, education, dance, and football.


Bachelor of Education (Physical & Health Education)


Bachelor of Dance Practice


Graduate Certificate in Sport Operations Management

To explore all ACPE courses across sport business, sport coaching, health, education, dance, and football, click here


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Entry pathways & admissions

Find out how to apply and explore all your entry pathways to study at ACPE and find the best entry option for you

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What's kicking off?

Have any of our ACPE courses piqued your interest? Why not attend one of our events to get a better feel of our campus and courses for yourself? Here’s what’s happening on campus at ACPE. Explore all our events for yourself.

ACPE events
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See what events are happening on campus at ACPE, make a campus tour booking, or explore the campus from anywhere with a virtual campus tour. On ACPE open day, you’ll have the chance to explore our campus and get to know our academics, support staff, student programs and services and discover your pathway to ACPE. If you’re a current high school student, you might want to consider our Early Acceptance Program as a potential pathway to secure your dream course sooner rather than later.

Campus tours
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Take a guided tour to explore our state-of-the-art campus in the sports hub at Sydney Olympic Park and discover why so many students rate ACPE #1. Our campus is where sport meets education. Our facilities are built to foster a collaborative learning environment for our students. During your campus tour, you’ll be able to connect with our friendly staff and enthusiastic students as they share their experiences of life at ACPE. That way, you can make a more informed decision if ACPE is the right fit for you.

School programs
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Are you a school career advisor? Discover ACPE’s high school programs, like specialist sports and dance workshops designed for high school students from years 10 to 12. These free workshops run yearly on our campus or at your school. Explore our workshop options today and inspire your students to take the next step in their lives and make their interest in sports a fulfilling career.

Work with the best

Get ahead in the sports industry with ACPE’s industry partner experience placement programs. Our students and alumni can network and collaborate with some of the leading minds and organisations in sports, health, fitness, education, dance, and football. Seize this opportunity to join our ACPE family and network with core industry players. Who knows, you could even land a long-term job before graduating!

About ACPE

ACPE is Australia’s leading provider of specialist undergraduate degrees in the related disciplines of sport, dance, health, business, and physical education. As an independent tertiary institution located in the centre of Sydney’s internationally renowned Olympic Park precinct, ACPE attracts individuals from Australia and across the globe.

92.7% score in
Teaching Quality*

*SES (Student Experience Survey 2022)

89.6% in Overall Graduate Employment Rate*

*GOS (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2022)

50% increase in employment within the sports industry in the next 5 years*

*Australian Bureau of Statistics 2020

19 Specialised accredited degrees to choose from, with more becoming available soon
106 years of educating generations of sport professionals since 1917

Come join our next ACPE event

If you think ACPE could be the perfect place to take the next step of your studies, why not attend one of our ACPE physical education events? Stroll through our campus, talk to students and industry professionals and see what separates ACPE from other course providers.

As we are a proud collaborator with some of the most prestigious minds and organisations in sports, physical education and more, you can trust that by studying at ACPE, you’ll have the opportunity to network and help secure your employment post-graduation. We are a leading sports education provider with over 106 years of experience and a whopping 89.6% graduate employment rate, so you can rest assured your career is in good hands with ACPE. If you have any questions, contact our team, who would be happy to help!


At ACPE, we stand by our strong community spirit. The ACPE Student Services team provides various activities to welcome all students and maximise their college experience. Attend one of our events to get a better feel of what life at ACPE is like by attending one of our events. Come say hi — we’re looking forward to meeting you!

You’ll be pleased to learn you do not require an ATAR to apply at ACPE. Given that you meet your course’s entry requirements, you can apply now. International students will be required to download the International Student Application Form. Applications will be assessed based on our policies and procedures. If accepted, you will receive an offer letter confirming your course placement.